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TITK OMAHA SUNDAY TtKK:
.JANl'AKY 2, 1P10.
ACTIVITY ON CHICKEN FARM
November Bird Are Usually Sold in
February at Sqnab Broilers.
S WOMAN TELLS HER EXPERIENCE
Half PlymaalB Kwk an4 Raff
dnlte Considered Beat Brffdi as
Broilers Jtrlrtly t rena Kgg
I omaiand High Irlr.
"November is one of the bniit months
Iti the year on my chicken farm." a woman
tho raises chickens for the big city msrket
told the reporter. "Chlckena hatched this
month nre sold in February a squab
broilers anil fetc h the highest price.
"Of course the price dpends on the de
nictiil. and no far as my experience goes
the demand In February for squab brollera
far , exceed the supply. I.at ,r 1 re
reived 11. w a pair ror all the birds 1 could
supply during ih month. According to my
Look It cost tiic Ju.it M .tents a pair to
raleto them, m ynu ran Judge my profit.
"I have been in tha business for six years
now and for the last four have been mak
ing a good profit on the capital and time
Invested. The first to years I waa glad
to make both anda meat. There is some
thing more than luck In raining chickens
for market, aa any person who makes the
attempt will soon find out.
"I had had experience in raising chickens
for home Consumption when I decided to
go Into It for profit. I invested $300 In
buildings and stock with the expectation
of doubling my capital In tha first year.
My i-roftt. deducting wages for myself and
my daughter at the usual rates, waa 'less
than to. The second year It waa something
over 115. Since then tt has been steadily
Increasing until now we count It by the
"For brollera I look -upon the Buff Ply
mouth Hock and the Buff Wyandotte aa
fthe very best breeds. Any variety of the
., IVyandotte or the Plymouth Rock family
la desirable as a market breed because of
their yellow akin and legs and their ideal
market shape. I prefer the buffs because
of their entire absence of colored pin
feathers at all stages of their growth.
"Squab broilers hatch from November to
March, inclusive, and are ready for mar
ket rrom February to the middle of May.
For a pair $1.20 Is aa much aa ' have ever
received and 60 cents a pair Is the lowest
price. Fuch brollera weigh from one and
one-quarter pounds to two pounds.
Moat Popular In Kebraarf.
"I have heard of peopl" "who raised birds
of this size in eight weeks, but It takes
tne r.ine weeks to raise the smaller birds
and eleven to raise the two pounders. The
smaller bird is most popular in February
and March, and for the rest of the year
Soma people swell up on "emotion"
brewed from absolute untruth, i ,
It's an old trick of the leaders of the
Labor Trust to twist facta and make the
"sympathetic ones" "weep . at the . ice
house." (That's part of the tale further
n.) i . . . -
Qompere at al. sneer at, spit upon and
defy our court a, seeking sympathy by
laisely telling- the people the courts were
trying to deprive them of free speech and
Men can speak freely and print opin
ions freely in this country and no court
will object, but they cannot be allowed
to print matter as part of orlmln&l con
spiracy to injure and ruin other citizens.
Uompera and hla trust associates started
out to ruin the Buck Stove Co., drive Its
hundreds of workman out of work and
destroy the value of the plant without re
gard to the fact that hard earned money
of men who worked, had been invested
thee. , . .
The conspirators were told by the courts
to stop these viclojs "trust" methods
(rffoits to break the firm that won't
come under trust rule), but inatead of
Ntopplng they "dare" the courts to punish
them and demand new' laws to protect
them In such destructive and tyrannous
acts as they dealre to do. The
reason Uompera and his band persisted
in trying to ruin the Bucks Stove Works
was because the stove company insisted
on the right to keep some old employes
at work when "da union" ordered them
discharged and some of 'de gang" put in.
Now let us reverse the conditions and
have a look.
Suppose the company had- ordered the
, union, to dismiss certain men from their
union and, the demand being refused
si mild institute a boycott against that
inlon, publish its name in sn ''unfair
lst," instruct other manufacturers all
oer the United btata not to buy the
latin of that union, have committees call
at stores and threaten to boycott If the
merchants sold anything made by that
union. Picket the factories where mem
bers work and slug them on the way
home, blow up their houses and wreck
the works, and even murder a few mem
bers of the boycotted union to teach
them they must oby the orders of "or
it would certainly be fair for the com
pany to do these things if lawful for tho
Labor Trust to do them.
In such a case, under our laws, the
boycotted union could apply to our courts
and the courts would order the company
tu cease boycotting and trying to ruin
these union men. Huppuse thereupon the
company should sneer at the courts and
In open defiance continue the unlawful
acts In a persistent, carefully laid out
plan, purposely Intended to ruin the union
and force its members- into poverty.
What a howl would go up from the union
demanding that the courts protect them
and punish their law-breaking oppressors.
Then they would prslne the courts and
go pn earning a living protected from ruin
and happy In the knowledge that the
people's courts could defend them.
How could any of us receive protec
tion from law-breakers unless the courts
have power to, and do punish such men?
The oonrt la placed la position where
It mast to eae thing or the other punish
au ae persist la defying its pease
V orders or go out of serrlce, let anarchy
reign and the mora powerful destroy the
Peuceabla cillxens sustain the courts as
their defenders, whereas thieves, forgers,
burglars, creeks of all kinds and violent
members of labor unions, hate them and
threaten violence if their members are
punished for breaking the law. Tbey
want the courts to let them go free and
at the same time demand punishment for
other men "outside d union" when they
break the law. Notice the above
reference to "violent" members of labor
unions. The great majority of the "un
heard" union men are peaceable, upright
rrtlxens. The noisy, violent ones get into
orUc and lUe leaders of tha great Labor
those weighing to pounds bring the high-
est pi ices. i
"The smaller bird". tlio!e weighing one
pound and a qusiter and under, are the
squab broilers ar.d are uned chiefly r high
class hotels and restaurants, where they
re called Individual tlrd. The imi pound
Idrds are known as standard broilers and
are the best soling In the general market,
though they never fetch such high prices
as the fquahs. 1 prefer to sell my product
as squabs, as It emittes the house soonest
and so gives me room for another crop.
"Having decided on the breed, the next
point of Importance Is to see that each
hen Is to produce the eggs to be con
verted Into b.ollers comes from healthy
vigorous birds. I believe It Is quite Im
possible to build up a successful broiler
business from stock that la not petfectly
healthy and of strong vitality.
"A broiler to be of the first quality murt
be a quickly grown, Juicy carcass and
the forcing must begin almost from hatch
ing time. A chick must necessarily have
plenty of health and vitality to make it
stand the forcing and at the same time
keep well and happy. A chirk from poor
stock or even tha average stock will not
stand the strain on its digestive organs
and as a consequence will either sicken
or die before It has attained the required
"After securing eggs from the proper
stock the next point is to get them well
Incubated. Aa it Is next to Impossible
to get broody hens at the aeason that
brollera should be hatched I depend en
tirely on incubators and I get the beat
that are to be had in the market.
"I look upon a good incubator aa neces
sary, because successful hatching of the
chlcka la the very foundation of the busi
ness. Next In Importance is the brooder,
aa the number of chlcka hatched has little
to do with the Increase In your bank ac
count as compared with the number raised.
"During the six years that I have been
raising chickens for profit I have trlod
about every system of brooding there la.
From this experience I have decided thit
each prospective broiler grower should In
vestigate for himself and adopt the method
best suited to his needs that is. to the
conditions in which he must work.
"For smalt establishments 1 prefer the
individual brooder, but now that my plant
has grown larger I have been forced to
adopt the pipe brooder house. This gives
me the best results at the leant expenditure
of labor and money.
napld UrotTth 3ie-cessary.
"In forcing for brollera the object is to
secure the most rapid growth possible. I
have found that forcing the first week
does not have the best effect aa a rule.
Some birds thrive under It, but the ma
jority become dyspeptic, and if they do
not die they have such a decided backset
that they have to be relegated to the
"In other words, It takes them so long
to get back to their normal health and
Trust know how to mtus tliU kind of
men. In labor conventions and thus carry
out the leaders' j.sche JteSj frequently eh
horrent to the rank and filej'so' It tns it
the late Toronto convention.
The paid delegates would applaud aid
'resolute" as. ,Gmper3 wanted, but now
and then some, of the real worklajnuii
Insist on being heard, sometimes at the
risk of their lives.
Delegate Kgan Is reported to have said
at the Toronto convention:
If the offlceri of the federation would
only adhere to the law we would think
a lot more of them."
The Grand Council of the Provincial
Worklngtnen's Ass'n of Canada haa de
clared In favor of aeverlng all connection
wlthN unions in the 1T. 8 saying "any
union having its seat of Gov't In America,
and pretending to be international in Its
scope, must fight Industrial battles ac
cording to American methods. Said
methods have consequences which are ab
horrent to the law-abiding people of
Canada, Involving hunger, misery, riot,
bloodshed and murder, all of which might
be termed a result of the practical war
now In progress in our fair province and
directed by foreign emissaries of the
United- Miners of America."
That Is an honest Canadian view of our
Infamous "Labor Trust."
A few days ago the daily papers printed
(By the Associated Press.)
Yashlngton, D. C, Nov. itf Character.
Ixlng the attitude of Samuel Gompers,
John Mitchell and Frank Morrison of the
American Federation of 'Labor In the con
tempt proceedings in the courts of yie
District of Columbia, In connection with
the Bucks' Stove and Range company, as
"a wilful, premeditated violation of the
law," Ictimon Burns, general master work
man of the general assembly. Knights of
Labor, has votced a severe condemnation
of these three leadera. Mr. Burns ex
pressed his confidence In courts in gen
eral and in those of the District of Co
lumbia In particular.
APPROVKK BV DKLKGATKS.
This rebuke by Burns was in his an
nual report to the general assembly of his
organization. He received the hearty
approval of the delegates who heard it
road at their annual meeting In this city.
"There la no trust or combination of
capital in the world," said Mr. Burns,
'that violates laws oftener thsn do the
trust labor organisations, which resort
to more dishonest, unfair and dishonor
able methods toward their competitors
than any trust or combination In the
Mr. Burns taid the action of "these so-
called leaders" would be harmful for
years to come whenever attemps were
made to obtain labor legislation.
"The Labor Digest," a reputable work
ingman's paper, says, as part of an article
entitled "The beginning of the end of
Gomperlsm. many organisations becom
ing tired of the rule-or-ruln policies which
have been enforced by the president of
the A. F. of L."
"That he haa maintained his leadership
for so long a time In the face of his stub
born clinging to policies which the more
thoughtful of the workingmen have seen
for years must be abandoned, hss been
on account partly of the sentimental feel
ing on the part of the organisations that
he ought not to be deposed, and the un
willingness of the men who were men
tioned fur the place, to sccept a nomina
tion in opposition to him. In addition to
this, there Is no denying the shrewdness
of the leader of the A- F. of L.. and his
political sagacity, which has ensbled him
to keep a firm grip on the machinery of
the organisation, and-to have his faith
ful henchmen in the positions where they
could do him the most good whenever
their services might be needed.
Further than this, he hss never failed,
at the last conventions, have sous sea
satloa to spring oa tha ooaTeaUoa at tha
psychologies! moment, which weald pleas
hint la tha light of a martyr to tha aanae
of X Ionian, and est It a wave of sym
rtrrngth that they are too old for broilers
Because of this fact we never bgln to
force until after tha seventh day. There
are aeveral foods on the market all manu
factured for the express purpose of foto
Ing broilers. I have tried about all the
best ones, and tiiough I have found thetri
about equally satisfactory in producing
gro th and flesh. I have discarded them
because none of them Is as Inexpensive as
tho food which I mix at home.
"This home mad ration Is composed ol
one part each of ground oats and bran and
two parts each of cracked corn and mid
dlings. This mixture should be motstened
with a sufficient quantity of boiled milk,
tweet, sour or buttermilk, to get It to the
proper consistency, and care must be taken
to give only so much at each meal as the
chicks will eat up clean.
"This mixture should be given them at
least four times a day. t generally give
It five times. Fresh water and clean grit
should be kept where the blrda can get
It at aoy time and some sort of green food
should be supplied daily.
"For animal food the birds should have
green cut bona or ground meal scraps
about once a week or every ten days. I
have found the green cut bone the better
of the two. but often It Is next to Im
possible to get.
"I have known of the best results from
feeding the chickens on a custard made
by beating a dosen or so infertile eggs in
a quart of milk and baking it slowly. This
Is a good substitute for meat and where
milk Is to be had I would prefer It to
fresh beef. , Where beef Is used It should
always be cooked.
"Milk may also be used as a drink
where it Is to be had. In a measure it
will take the place of water, aa the
chicks will not drink so much of the latter
when they have the former. Vnder no
circumstances, however, should the supply
of fresh water In a clean vessel be dis
"I seldom use milk,' because It would be
hard to get and expensive. That Is one
of the points in making chicken raising
pay utilizing the food supply that can be
the most easily obtained. In forcing for
broilers It should be remembered that no
vegetables will take the place of meat.
The birds must have meat In some form.
"Before killing my chlckena I let them
fast from eighteen to twenty hours. While
this fasting Is going on the birds must be
kept supplied with a plentiful amount of
fresh water, as this is one of the greatest
aids to securing an attractive appearance
for the dressed stock. My method of kill
ing is bleeding from the mouth. This
leavea the bird In the most sightly con
dition to be shown In the market. An
other method Is opening the veins of the
neck in such a way that the cut does not
Brollera Dry Picked.
"Broilers are never opened nor are their
heads removed. They are dry picked. In
the east there Is no demand for birds
The Ice Blouse
pathetic enthusiasm for him, which would
..any the delegates off their feet, and re-
ult In his re-election.
"That his long leadership, and this ap
. meat Impossibility to fill his place has
licno to Ms head, and made htm Imagine
hat he Is much greater a man than he
l pally is, Is undoubtedly the case, and
accounts for the tactics he has adopted
in dealing with questions before congress,
where he has unnecessarily antagonised
men to whom organised labor must look
for recognition of their demands, and
where labor measures are often opposed
on account of this very antagonism, which
would otherwlae receive support.
"There is no doubt but what organised
labor la this country would ha much
stronger with a leader who was more in
touch with conditions as they actually
exist, and who would bring to the front
the new policies which organized labor
must adopt If It expects to even maintain
Its present standing, to say nothing of
making future progress."
We quote portions of another article,
a reprint, from the same labor paper:
"Organised labor, through its leaders,
must recognise the mistakes of the past
if they expect to perpetuate their or
ganisation or to develop the movement
which they head. No movement, no
organization, no nation can develop be
yond tha intellects which guide these or
ganizations, and if the leaders are domi
nated by a selfish motive the organisa
tion will become tinged with a spirit of
selfishness, which has never appealed to
mankind In any walk of life at any time
since history began.
"It can be said In extenuation of cer
tain leaders of organised labor that the
precarious position which they occupy as
leaders has had a tendency to cause them
to lose sight of the object behind the or
ganisation. The natural lnatlnct In man
for power and position is In no smsll
measure responsible for the mistakes of
the leaders, not necessarily In lsbor unions
alone, but In every branch of society.
This desire for power and leadership and
personal aggrandizement causes men who
have been earnest and sincere In their
efforts In the stsrt to deteriorate Into
mere politicians whose every aot and ut
terance Is tinged with the desire to cater
to the baser passions of the working ma
jority In the societies or organizations
and this Is undoubtedly true when sp-
plied to the present leaders of the Fed
eration. We mention the Federation of
Labor particularly In this article because
that organisation Is the ealy organisation
f labor which aaa yet found itself in
dlreot opposition to the laws of the land.
There are other, organisations of labor
whose leaders have made mistakes, bit
they have always kept themselves and
their organizations within the bounds of
the law and respected the rights of every
other man In considering the rights of
themselves and their constituency; where
at, the motto of the Federation is Jnst
the reverse, and unless the leader con
form themselves and their organization
in accordance with the laws of the land,
the leaders and the organisation itself
must be disintegrated and pass into his
tory, for In America the common sense In
mankind is developed to a greater extent
than In any other nation on the earth,
and the people, who are the court of last
resort In this oountry, will never allow
any system to develop In this country
which does not meet with the approval of
the majority of the citizens of the coun
'This must have forced itself upon the
leaders of the Federation by th's t'we Tf
It has not, the leaders must be eliminated.
The organisation which they head haa
done msny meritorious things in times
past and the people are always ready and
willing to acknowledge the bene fit a which
their efforts hsve brought to their con
stituency as a whole, but at the present
time lsbor organisations in general, and
the Federation of Labor In particular,
staad Before tha ha ef paslle optaiea,
havta baea eon rioted af selfishness and
disposition te gait all tha people af the
tlist have been picked In hot water, though
I understand the people of the nest are not
"Though It Is broiler hatching that Is
keeping us busy Just now, I cannot say that
there Is any reason when we do not have
Jut about all that we ran attend to. re
sides squab and sta.' dard biollers I mine
roosters, r.tpons and -Ittly fresh eggs,
besides selling reeding slock and efcgs
"Our strictly fresh eges are sold during
the winter and Just as the price Is drop
ping to what the buyers call noriiml squab
broilers come on. Later come the Ntsnd
ard broilers, then eggs for hatching and
stock for breeding. These three depart
ment! keep us busy during the late spring
and summer, while In the fall conies the
demand for roasters and capons. Uy having
an all round establishment of this
sort there Is never an Idle season, our ex
penses are reduced acd out profits in
creased. "Often 1 have Inquiries from both men
and women asking Just what Is necessary
for success in raising chickens for profit.
In reply I always say enough working
capital and intelligent application to the
business. I will add that a wise beginner.
If such a person exists, will not start out
on too large a scale. The demand for
' broilers has always been much greater
than the supply, so If only one department
can be worked on that will give the quick
est and largest return If properly con
ducted. "liaising breeding stock and etgs for
hatching is also a good and so far as I
am able to Judge a safe venture. Capons
pay well, and the demand lntlie fall and
winter is always brisk. Hoasters pay the
least, but they arc also the least difficult
to raise and can be sold at a fair profit
at any season of the year."
PENTECOST GETS A TROPHY
Presented with Traveling Una by
Assorts tea on Ills Departure
for Kansns tit).
G. S. Pentecost, who left last night for
Kansas City to become assistant general
passenger agent for the Rock Island, will
have many occasions to recall his term of
service as division passenger agent, with
headquarters at Omaha, every time he has
to "go out on the road."
The local office staff, the men in Lin
coln, Council Bluffs and Ies Moines, who
worked under Mr. Pentecost, yesterday
presented him with a handsome und val
uable walrus hide traveling bag as a testi
monial of their esteem and conveyed their
expression of friendship In a letter they
gave to Mr. Pentecost.
O. S. McNaily, formerly of Omaha and
for the last half dozen years cf Oklahoma
City, succeeds Mr. Pentecost here.
Best results from Bee Want Ads.
country In the Interest of the few. The
people are patient and awaiting to see if
the object lesson which they have been
forced to give to these leaders is going
to be recognized and if they are going to
conform themselves and their future work
and actions in accordance thereto,"
Let the people remember that comment,
"The Federation of Labor in particular
atands before the bur of public opinion
having been convicted of selfishness and
a disposition to rule all the people of the
country In the interest of the few.''
The great 90 per cent of Americans do
not take kindly to the acts of tyrrany by
these trust leaders openly demanding that
all people bow down to the rules of the
Labor Trust and we are treated to the
humiliating spectacles of our Congress
and even the Chief Executive entertaining
these convicted law-breakers and listen
ing with consideration to their insolent
demands that the very laws be changed
to allow them to safely carry on their
plan of gaining control over the affairs
of the people.
The sturdy workers of America have
come to know the trutli about these
"martyrs sacrificing themselves In the
noble cause of labor," but It's only the
hysterical ones who t well up and cry over
the aforesaid "heroes," reminding one of
the two romantic elderly maids who, weep
ing copiously, were discovered by the old
Janitor at Mt. Vernon.
"What Is It ails you, ladies?"
Taking the handkerchief from one
swollen red eye. between four, she said:
"Why we have so long revered the
memory of George Washington that we
feel It a privilege to come here and weep
at his tomb."
'Ta8'm, yas'tn, yo' shore has a desire
to express yo' sympathy, but yo' arc
overflowln' at de wrong spot, yo' Is
weepln' at de lee house."
Don't get maudlin about law-breakers
who must be punished If tho very exis
tence of our people Is to be maintained.
If you have any surplus sympathy It
can be extended to the honest workers
who continue to earn food when threat
ened and are frequently hurt and some
times killed before the courts can Inter
vene to protect them.
Now the Labor Trust leaders demand of
Congress that the courts be stripped of
power to issue Injunctions to prevent them
from assaulting or perhaps murdering
men who dare earn a living when ordered
by the Labor Trust to quit work.
Don't "weep at the Ice lloune" and don't
permit any set of law-breakers to bully
our courts. If your voice and vote can
prevent. Be sure and write your Repre
sentatives and Ke'nators In Congress! ask
ing them not to vote for any measure to
prevent the courts from proiecfiiig homes,
property and persons from attack by paid
agents of the great Labor Trust.
Let every reader write, and write now.
Don't kit silent and allow the organized
and fa Id men of this great trust to force
Congress to believe they represent the
great masses of the American people.
Sey your say and let your representatives
In Congress know that you do nut want
to be governed under new laws which
would empower the Labor Truat leaders
with legal right to tell you when to work.
Where I For whoml 4.t vvliut price! What
to buy! What not to buy! Whom to vole
for! How much you shall pay per month
In foes to tho Lsbor Trust! etc., etc, etc.
This power ii now being d?muudtd t.y
the passage of laws In Congress. Tell
your renators and Representatives plain
ly that you don't want ther.i to vote for
any measure that will a'low any ct of
Mien either representing Capital or Labor
to govern and dictate to the common
people, who rrefer to he fre to go and
come, work or not, and vote for whom
Ever man's liberty will disappear when
the leaders of the great Labor Trust or
any other trust can ride rough shod over
people and mass their forces to prevent
our courts from affording protection."
"There's a Reason."
C. W. POST, Cattle Creek, Mich.
JUDGE LURTON TARES SEAT
First Duty Will Be to Participate in
Tobacco Trust Case.
REACHES WASHINGTON FRIDAY
A loangest Member of "aprrme
tonrt lie Will First Kxpreas
Ills Opinion on HI
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1 -Judge Horace
G. Lurton, who becomes the new associate
Justice of the supreme court of the United
mates, arrived In the city today.
Mr. Lurton will make his first appear
ance as a member of the court when that
body convenes at noon on Monday. He
will take his seat on the extreme left of
the chief Justice, occupying that hereto
fore occupied by Justice Moody. As Jus
tice Lurton comes direct from the bench
of the court of. appeals it will not be nec
essaty to supply him with a new robe, as
Mr. Lurlon's garment has pieceded hlin
Justice Mooiy will be transferred from
the seat on the chlof Justice's left to the
farthest seat on his light.
Mr. Moody is still too ill to take his place
on the bench at the convening of the court
on Monday, biit reports from him Indicate
The first case which Judge Lurton will
be called on to hear, will be the soil of
the government attacking the validity of
tho tobacco trust. That case Is the first
on the court's docket, having ben ad
vanced for early hearing. It Involves prop
erty worth I4tl0.000.0ii0 and more important
still, the validity of the organization. As
the youngest member of the court, It will
be Mr. Lurlon's duty to give the first ex
pression of view on the case, which, after
the hearing, the court retires for consulta
tion. On Monday the appeal In the Standard
Oil company case will bo docketed, but it
will not be heard before March.
Stales Conform with All lit la Law.
Satisfactory conformity by January 21,
with the Dirk militia law, so as to enable
all the states and territories to share In
the amounts appropriated by congress for
the maintenance of the organized militia
Is predicted by Lieutenant Colonel Weaver,
chief of the division of military affairs, in
his annual report today to the secretary of
war. This law requires that the organiza
tion of the militia by that date must be
the same aa the regular army. If It is to
participate in the federal funds. Only the
states of Pennsylvania and Delaware were
reported as not conforming, with the ex
ception of its bands, in those states and
he believes these statos will be able to
meet tho conditions by January 21.
The strength of the organized inllllla of
the several states and territories last
spring was fixed at 11S.92G officers and en
listed men. An estimate Is made that there
are in the United States, H,974,4i8 males
available for military duty.
It Is announced that hereafter two mili
tia inspections will be conducted annually.
That in the spring will bo to determine
the sufficiency and condition of armament
and equipment of the troops. The other
during the period of encampment to de
termine their efficiency for field duty.
mineral Ootpot of Alaska.
The status of the mineral output of
Alaska for the year 1909, was 120,200,000, or
practically the same of the previous year,
according to the report ' of the United
States geological survey! of this total,
nearly all of it was gold, or to be exact
119,400,000. The production of oopper was
S520.0UO, a loss of nearly 100,000 from 1908.
Silver, coal, marble, gypsum and other
minerals were about the same In produc
tion as the year previous.
Alaska has produced since WHO, when
mining first began, S168,000,000, of which all
but 7,000,OUO has been gold. The majority
of the remainder haa been copper, with
The coal fields are now an Important
factor In Alaska. The report says that If
opportunity Is given to mine coal railway
facilities for its transportation will be
rushed to completion. The exploitation of
these rich coal fields, it says, is of great
Importance to Alaska and to the commer
cial interests of the Pacific states. It will
stimulate manufacturing and by furnish
ing coke fur smelting, make available for
local use the iron deposits of the west, thus
leading to the conrervatlon of those in the
Systematic Study of Forestry.
Study of forestry Is to bo made more
systematic in the United States through
tho closer association of the schools of
forestry and the standardization of the
methods of instruction. This was the prin
cipal decision reached today at the closing
meeting of the conference of professors of
forestry with Chief Forester Glfford Pln
chot.( A committee consisting of Prof. II. 8.
Graves of Yale, Fiuf. Flllbert Roth of the
University of Michigan, Dr. Bernard E.
Fernow of the University of Toronto, Dr.
Richard T. Fisher" of Harvard and Mr.
Plnchot were Instructed to draw up a con
stitution for the government of a regular
organization of the forestry schools, pre
pare a plan for standardization in study
and call a special meeting of forest school
representatives when these tasks are com
pleted. Among the speakers today were Dr. Ber
nard K. Fernow, Prof. Samuel B. Green of
the University of Minnesota, Herbert A.
Smith and K. C. Carter of the forest serv
ice and Prof. Frank G. Miller of the Uni
versity of Washington.
Committer ou Whisky.
"Real whisky" was one of the themes fur
discussion at today's cabinet meeting. ' In
order to decide what constitutes the gen
uine article, a committee has been partly
selected to draft Inio regulation form the
views of President Taft on the subject.
.Secretary MacVeagh has appointed Com
missioner of lnurnal Revenue Cabell and
Seiretary of Agriculture Wilson has ap
pointed Solicitor McCabe of his department
as the members of the roaim-.uee to repre
sent those two departments. Secretary
Nacgel, who is to name the third member
of the committee to draft the regulations,
took up the matter at the While House to
day, with a view of going over the subject
with his cabinet colleagues.
The committee as soon as It Is completed
by the selection of the third member, will
Immediately begin work in framing the
rules for putting into di-finitu form Presi
dent 'laft'a decision.
II 1st Having- : peeled.
Senator iialu of Maine, wlio is acting
chainnun of the senate committee on pub-
He expenditures, had a long talk with
President Taft this afternoon on th sub
ject of federal economy.
The committee on public expenditure I
devoting lint If to the plan of practical
economy snd Senator Hourtie of Oregon,
chairman of a stibrummltte on Utparl
ii.enial expenditure, rtcsnlly tubiuitt:d
his I'tport lo the full committee and with
tnator Hale thinks a saving of from $W,
tioo.ouu to IHin.OQO.OuQ a year will be the ul
tin ate result of the committee's work.
I.aad wnhdravra froaa Kalry,
In aid of proposed legislation affecting
water power sites on the publie domain,
th secretary of the Interior ha withdrawn
V Starts Afexr 7?mtfVAV Y
ftoin all forms of disposition the following
Along the Arkansas river In Colorado.
17.2M acres; along the Til II Williams river
and tributaries in Arizona, 62,720 acres;
along the Melalla river In Oregon, 3,179
acres, and along the McKenzlc river In
Oregon, 598 acres.
Land Restored to Entry,
Serj-etary Ballinger of the Interior de
partment today restored to the public do
main 378,456 acres of land In California.
This action was taken as a result of In
formation furnished the Interior depart
ment by the geological survey, the lands
having previously been withdrawn thought
to contain oil aggregates 3,'JI2,60V acres.
as Mysterious as
Ever in West
Pays Second Visit to Cheyenne, Ap
parently Seeing No One May
Have Eye on Union Pacific.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Jan. l.-(Ppeclal
Telegram.) Alfred G. Vanderhllt arrived In
Cheyenne at 1 o'clock this cfiernoon from
On aha. remained within his car und saw
no visitors during the two hours he was
here, and at 8 o'clock started on the return
trip to Omaha. A line of guards u
thrown about his car whllo It stood In t:i?
Union Pacific yards and no reporters or
others were permitted to enter. A week
ago Mr. Vanderbllt visited Cheyenne In the
same manner, stopping here several hours,
but being Interviewed by no one so far as
What Is the purpose of his mysterious
movements is not known to local railroad
officials, according to the statements.
Among railroad employes there Is gossip
that a deal for the Harrlman Interests In
the Union Pacific and tributary lines Is
pending and that Vanderbllt is Inspecting
the property which will be transferred.
Resigns Vice Presidency of United
States National Bank After
Thirty Years' Activity.
Alfred MHlard, for thirty years an active '
uuBirieas inau anu uaiiaci 04 uiuuioi, "i 1
begin the New Year as a retired private
citizen. He has resigned hla office ax
vice president of the United Slates Na
tional bank, but will still remain a member
of the directorate. Regarding the matter
Mr. Millard said:
"The report Is true, for this is my last
working day with the bank as vice presi
dent. I am still a stockholder and director.
I have been thirty years at my dmk and
now freedom and fresh air attract me.
I am out of business life, Insofar aa ll
relates to routine work."
Mr. Mlllsrd was the organiser of the
old Commercial National bank, which he
founded In 1S87. The United States' Na
tional bank Is a consolidation of the Old
Commercial, the Union National and the
United States National banks.
Tbe Babonlc Plague
destroys fewer lives than Mtomac'.i, liver
and kidney diseases, for which Klectrc
Bitters Is the guaranteed remedy. 5'k,'. Fui
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Sanltabl Ufa Policies sight drafts at
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MTry Us Tlrst for Ku ;l." Nebraska Fuel
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180 national Life Insurane Co IMS
Charles & Ady, General Agent. Omaha.
Investments la th shares of Nebraska
Savings and Loan association earn per
cent per annum, credited semi-annually.
1W Board of Trade building. ltJO t'arnam.
Ibis Institution is tbe only one
to tbe central went with Eepar-ia
buildings situated In their own
amvl grounds, yet entirely dis
tinct and rendering It possible to
classify esses. Tho ou building
being fitted for and devoted to tbe
treatment of noncontagious snd
conmentel diseases, no others be
ing admitted. Tbe other. Rest
Cottage, b)lug designed for snd
devoted to tbe exclusive treatment
of select mental cases, requiring
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